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The delivery of infrastructure is a key component of facilitating development within Priority Development Areas (PDAs) – formerly Urban Development Areas – and ensuring adequate funding for this infrastructure is vital.

The fragmentation of land ownership in some Priority Development Areas as well as the overall sizeable costs of some of the infrastructure works means that it is not commercially viable for any one developer, owner or government entity to fund it. Therefore, the best way to fund infrastructure is through the sharing of the costs. In accordance with the Economic Development Act 2012, section 10(1)(f) the Minister may fix charges and other terms for the provision of infrastructure in Priority Development Areas.

The Infrastructure Funding Framework (PDF icon 1.9 MB) outlines the nature and form that infrastructure contributions will take for a range of infrastructure that will be required to facilitate the delivery of developments within PDAs.

This document should be read in conjunction with:

Potential offsets are identified in an Infrastructure Charges Offset Plan. This is Priority Development Area specific and provides details of the infrastructure charges and the infrastructure items that may be offset against these charges. It includes maps and plans of infrastructure networks. These include the:

Previous versions of infrastructure funding frameworks are available below for guidance on infrastructure charges within PDAs.

2017
Document Type and size Version Applicable dates
Infrastructure Funding Framework – February 2017 PDF icon 1.9 MB 1 28/2/17 – current
2016
Document Type and size Version Applicable dates
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2016 PDF icon 927 KB 1 1/7/16 – 28/2/17
2015
Document Type and size Version Applicable dates
Infrastructure Funding Framework – February 2015 PDF icon 636 KB 1 26/2/15 – 28/6/15
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2015 PDF icon 1.7 MB 2 29/6/15 – 30/6/16
2014
Document Type and size Version Applicable dates
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2014 PDF icon 1.0 MB 1 8/7/14 – 26/10/14
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2014 PDF icon 1.0 MB 2 27/10/14 – 10/12/14
Infrastructure Funding Framework – December 2014 PDF icon 495 KB 3 11/12/14 – 25/2/15
2013
Document Type and size Version Applicable dates
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2013 PDF icon 451 KB 1 30/9/13 – 8/12/13
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2013 PDF icon 882 KB 2 9/12/13 – 11/2/14
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2013 PDF icon 1.0 MB 3 12/2/14 – 3/6/14
Infrastructure Funding Framework – July 2013 PDF icon 1.0 MB 4 4/6/14 – 7/7/14